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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After seeing the "does anyone collect coins?" thread, I got to thinking about the stuff I collect and was wondering, apart from the obvious answer of Queen, what you guys collect as well.

Music wise, I also collect what I can of The Beatles, Bowie and Pink Floyd - and even have all of Billy Joel's albums lol.

TV/ Movie wise, I'm not really into collecting films, but I do like collecting Star Trek (TOS) stuff, and have a load of figures, statues, costume cards and box-sets.  I also love Star Wars and have a similar collection of that, as well as the old Don Coscarelli film, Phantasm....oh, and a load of Family Guy related stuff, too.

As you can tell, I am also a Partick Thistle fan, and have programmes (the most famous being the 1971 cup final one V Celtic), signed footballs and many shirts.

And I also love autograph collecting, and have a lot of Star Trek ones, as well as guys like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and a load of WWE ones as well.

It's often been said I collect dust too haha

So what do YOU collect?


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Appart from Queen the music i collect is two danish rockgroups called Gasolin' and Baal.
(Take a listen to Baal's first album "Sensorama" From 1996. It really reminds me of Queen. A mixture of Cabaret and Rock) (They also made a lot of music for theatre but basicly its a rock band. So is Gasolin' but they are from the 70's)

I also used to collect Spiderman magazines, but i think i have grown too old for that and havent collected in years.

I sort of collect The Simson complete seasons. Im not that entusiastic but i've reached season 11.

Here in Denmark our coins are called kroner. Often the 10 and 20 kroner are released with special motives. If i spot one i dont have i will take it to my collection.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I collect all kinds of music.  I used to collect buttons when I was a kid...I think you call them 'badges' in the UK, and perhaps elsewhere.  Lots of books. I don't collect ladybugs, exactly, but I like them and have some nice ladybug things.  I like them because my grandpa used to call me 'Bug' because I'd always be ambushing him with 50 million questions about everything.

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought I'm the only Trekker here :-)

I used to collect stamps and (don't laugh) cans from various drinks :-)
I still collect various "collector editions" , both CDs and DVDs, that's why I'm so angry about Queen's "DeLuxe" editions of their albums. The funny thing is that I've never seen some of the movies I bought years ago, e.g. the special collectors edition of Schindler's list

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: I collect all kinds of music.  I used to collect buttons when I was a kid...I think you call them 'badges' in the UK, and perhaps elsewhere.  Lots of books. I don't collect ladybugs, exactly, but I like them and have some nice ladybug things.  I like them because my grandpa used to call me 'Bug' because I'd always be ambushing him with 50 million questions about everything.
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Would it be fair to say you "don't need no steenking badges" any more? :)

I went through a bit of a weird period last year when I started buying ELO picture discs and coloured vinyl. I wonder was that my mid-life crisis? If so, it's been and gone and I don't even have a Harley Davidson to show for my efforts.

When I was younger I used to collect army badges and comics. I sold the former and the latter (around 1400 comics) is in a cupboard in my mother's house gathering dust. Maybe when my boy gets a little older he will appreciate the delights of 2000AD, Animal Man, Preacher, Hellbazer and the Swamp Thing.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

Maybe when my boy gets a little older he will appreciate the delights of 2000AD, Animal Man, Preacher, Hellbazer and the Swamp Thing.
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Any idea on what the Swamp Thing comics are worth?  A book trader next to me has just aquired a collection of comics, (a load of Swamp Thing being in the batch) and asked me to find out their value.  I checked ebay, and they seemed to be selling for just a couple of quid, but I don't know if that's the going rate, or if they're being sold by someone who doesn't know what they've got?


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are at least 4 series of the Swamp Thing:

Early 1970s: The Swamp Thing (Len Wein & Berni Wrightson) -- all the early issues are expensive. However, there's not much of a market for them, so they're hard to shift.

Early 1980s: The Saga of the Swamp Thing -- very collectable early issues, especially the Alan Moore run. Later issues are worth very little.

The two series from the 2000-2010 era are virtually worthless.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's 70s ones....shame they're hard to shift.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well that's just a guess. It's been 6 years since I really paid any attention. There used to be some in my local comic shop and also in Forbidden Planet. They couldn't shift them, even when ST was popular. Maybe the market today is different. Had a quick look on Ebay which seems to confirm what I've said. Individual prices are a little expensive and there are no bids.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I collect Elton John, Journey, and Rush bootlegs!


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been an avid collector of Viz comics for many years. I have every issue from 22 onwards and I have an issue 7 and an issue 11 which are now quite rare. I do have a copy of the first edition but it's a re-print. If I ever strike it rich I'll fill the gaps.
I also have an original drawing of Student Grant signed by Viz artist Simon Thorpe and would love to collect more of his artwork.

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to collect stamps, coins, hockey cards and comic books.  Music - I collect guitars, vinyl (especially bootlegs), and concerts and studio material from Led Zeppelin, Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, The Beatles, Chicago, and various others.  Non-music - I collect coasters from every bar or restaurant I go to around the world, business cards, and ticket stubs from every concert and sporting event I've attended since I was 8.


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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, it's hard to say... I used to collect so much of different things.

At first, a long time ago I used to collect comics about Simpsons (now I have big enough collection of them) and also other related things to Simpsons.

I also used to collect coins with pirates of Caribbean which were in chips and other related things too.

I probably can't say about all that I've collected as there no place will be left ;-)


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Sir GH wrote: I used to collect stamps, coins, hockey cards and comic books.  Music - I collect guitars, vinyl (especially bootlegs), and concerts and studio material from Led Zeppelin, Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, The Beatles, Chicago, and various others.  Non-music - I collect coasters from every bar or restaurant I go to around the world, business cards, and ticket stubs from every concert and sporting event I've attended since I was 8.

Oh yeah.....concert stubs too.  And I used to collect badges.


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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when i was young i use to collect doctor who magazines :)
but i dont know else i collect these days apart from Queen, i love collecting pictures of them,

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pittrek wrote: I thought I'm the only Trekker here :-)
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I'm not a Trekker in the true sense of things.... I used to laugh at Star Trek until a couple of years ago, when the film came out.  A couple of my mates wanted to go to it, and asked me, but I made every excuse not to go.  Eventually, I gave in, and it turned out to be the best thing I had seen in several years, and I went back a few times afterwards.  Spock stole the show and rapidly turned into my favourite!  As these mates worked in a collectable toy shop, I then started collecting Spock figures and Quinto/ Nimoy autographs, and it just progressed.  I soon bought TOS, and fell in love with it.  I couldn't tell you specifics about tech/ planets/ bit-part characters or remember exactly what happens in each episode (or how it links with others) but I do like it.  Never bothered with the Next Gen, Voyager or DSN, but Enterprise with Scott Bakula is pretty good.


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